Originally posted by Trotter
The 680i overclock like nothing else, plus the feature set is just plain awesome. True, it had a few stumbles on launch, but they are taken care of now.
They may "overclock like nothing else," but like I've stated before, you will run out of steam from your processor, memory, or temps before the FSB is of any use to you. Other motherboards that are half the price are just as likely as this one to hit 500+FSB, which is sort of a ridiculous FSB. Who cares if a 680i can hit 580FSB, you're never going to use that capability unless you're under liquid nitrogen on a cherry-picked chip.
Its like buying a $670,000 Ferrari Enzo, that can do well over 200MPH, but having your speed capped at 120MPH. The extra capability goes to waste, and you could get the same performance from a $25,000 Civic. Note: There is no analogy in computers for the "wear and tear" caused by running a car at high RPMs consistently.
Disclaimer: I know that the Enzo ends up costing a lot more than $670,000.